Lifted Voices is an action-oriented organization aimed at defending the lives and rights of marginalized people. Direct action education is central to our work and we offer workshops to people of conscience who wish to engage in protest effectively. From direct action 101 to advanced direct action and tactic-specific trainings, we have helped allies around the country realize their visions of protest.
We are also available for school visits to talk with young people about social justice work, including transformative justice, Indigenous resistance, prison abolition and artful protest.
As an abolitionist collective, we also participate in defense committee work, organizing support for people who have been incarcerated for acts of self defense. Our solidarity work with imprisoned people has also involved bail fund drives — including an effort that freed 22 detained migrants in the summer of 2019. We believe in transformative justice, community-based accountability and the need for a world without prisons.